After polio free India, Amitabh Bachchan to work for girl child


After eradicating polio from India, megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s next aim is to get the nation rid of women discrimination. Amitabh, the UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador for Polio eradication, is proud to be associated with the noble cause and work for the upliftment of women in India. Big B hopes to achieve the similar result just like polio eradication.

"As the UN ambassador for Girl Child, I hope and pray we accomplish same results as polio and rid nation of discrimination against women", Amitabh posted on the microblogging site Twitter Monday night.

The 71-year-old feels a sense of pride that the country is successful in getting rid of polio.

"Finally! India has been removed from endemic list. By end of 2014, we shall be polio free country. A sense of pride", he tweeted.

The actor also congratulated himself on this victory.

"As UN ambassador for polio, I feel congratulated on the eradication of the disease. I worked really very hard on it for year", added the thespian, who has been associated with the cause for a decade now and has been urging parents all over India to take their children to the polio booths for the anti-virus drops.

After appointing as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in April 2005, Amitabh Bachchan featured in many social TV campaigns and ads.


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